San Jose, CA -- August 6, 2009
-- Perceptia (IP and Design Services) of Scotts Valley, CA, today confirmed functionality and ultra-high performance of its DeepSub™ pPLL01 hard IP core. The pPLL01 has an output frequency ranges from 9 to 11-GHz and can be driven from sources down to 20-MHz. The design has accelerated lock-in (faster than 1-µs), and it features a very low phase noise of -116dBc/Hz at 10-GHz, measured at 1-MHz offset, or ultra-low jitter of less than 400 femto-seconds rms. The pPLL01 outperforms IP competition by an order of magnitude.
In addition to its industry-leading characteristics, the pPLL01 has a modest footprint of 400 by 500 micron, and it consumes only 15 – 20-mW. The PLL was proven in a 40-nm CMOS process, and is suitable for migration to other deep submicron processes and process nodes.
Perceptia's DeepSub™ technology is aimed at semiconductor processes of 65-nm and smaller, where conventional architectures have many challenges. DeepSub™ addresses those, and offers benefits including easy migration from one process to another and from one process node to another; smaller die area and lower power consumption. Performance is maintained over the full operating temperature and voltage range. DeepSub™ uniquely optimizes the mix of analog circuits and DSP, in order to consume very low power, and provide unsurpassed performance and flexibility.
Perceptia offers the DeepSub™ pPLL01 in the form of hard IP for qualifying customers, with integration support and optional migration and customization services.
Companies interested in integrating the pPLL01 IP into their SoC may contact Perceptia at 1 (831) 600-8850 or through firstname.lastname@example.org
. About Perceptia Devices, Inc.
Perceptia Devices is a US corporation, providing IC design services to high-end customers. Perceptia is based in Scotts Valley, California, with an additional design center in Sydney, Australia. Perceptia provides bleeding-edge RF and mixed-signal IC design services and IP, for frequencies up to 70-GHz and focuses on advanced foundry processes, including 40 and 32-nm. Perceptia uses top-of-the-line Electronic Design Automation technology.
Perceptia was founded in 2003 by a team of semiconductor industry veterans. Its target market includes IDMs, fabless semiconductor companies, and product companies. www.perceptia.com